How to Make Moong Dal Rasam (Split Mung Bean Soup)

Updated on December 7, 2019
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Moong dal rasam (split mung bean soup)
Moong dal rasam (split mung bean soup)

Rasam With Healing Properties

Moong dal rasam, or split mung bean soup, has healing properties. Prepared with turmeric, ginger, and green chilies, this soup is a comforting choice when you can't taste anything due to the symptoms of cold or fever. It also relieves sore throat and stimulates appetite.

Moong dal is a good source of protein. Unlike other lentils, it is light on the stomach as it contains fewer carbohydrates. Also, it keeps the digestive system cool. Hence, it is beneficial to include more mung beans in your diet.

South Indians make this dish in many ways by using different combinations of ingredients. When served with steamed rice and a vegetable side dish, it makes for a delicious meal.

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: Serves 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 big split mung beans (moong dal)
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 2 green chilies, slit
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Pinch jaggery powder (optional)
  • 1 inch ginger, mashed
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 sprig curry leaves, for the seasoning
  • 3 garlic cloves (optional, for the seasoning)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper powder, for the seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, for the seasoning
  • 2 teaspoon ghee or coconut oil, for the seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafetida (hing) powder
  • Salt to taste

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Split mung beans (moong dal)Step one: Add washed moong dal, water, tomatoes, green chilies, turmeric powder, ginger, and jaggery to a container. Cook the mixture in a pressure cooker up to 4 whistles and simmer for 3 minutes. Turn off the heat.Cooked moong dal mixtureStep two: Take the moong dal mixture in a vessel. Add 4 cups of water, lemon juice and salt. Boil it for 3 minutes. Turn off the heat.Step three: To make the seasoning, add ghee or oil, garlic cloves, asafetida powder, curry leaves, and pepper powder to a pan. Saute until the garlic becomes brownish. Turn off the heat and transfer it to the vessel containing moong dal rasam.Moong dal rasamMix wellHave it as an appetizer or side dish with steamed rice. It is a soothing remedy to relieve sore throat. One of the best ways to use healthy mung split in your diet.
Split mung beans (moong dal)
Split mung beans (moong dal)
Step one: Add washed moong dal, water, tomatoes, green chilies, turmeric powder, ginger, and jaggery to a container. Cook the mixture in a pressure cooker up to 4 whistles and simmer for 3 minutes. Turn off the heat.
Step one: Add washed moong dal, water, tomatoes, green chilies, turmeric powder, ginger, and jaggery to a container. Cook the mixture in a pressure cooker up to 4 whistles and simmer for 3 minutes. Turn off the heat.
Cooked moong dal mixture
Cooked moong dal mixture
Step two: Take the moong dal mixture in a vessel. Add 4 cups of water, lemon juice and salt. Boil it for 3 minutes. Turn off the heat.
Step two: Take the moong dal mixture in a vessel. Add 4 cups of water, lemon juice and salt. Boil it for 3 minutes. Turn off the heat.
Step three: To make the seasoning, add ghee or oil, garlic cloves, asafetida powder, curry leaves, and pepper powder to a pan. Saute until the garlic becomes brownish. Turn off the heat and transfer it to the vessel containing moong dal rasam.
Step three: To make the seasoning, add ghee or oil, garlic cloves, asafetida powder, curry leaves, and pepper powder to a pan. Saute until the garlic becomes brownish. Turn off the heat and transfer it to the vessel containing moong dal rasam.
Moong dal rasam
Moong dal rasam
Mix well
Mix well
Have it as an appetizer or side dish with steamed rice. It is a soothing remedy to relieve sore throat. One of the best ways to use healthy mung split in your diet.
Have it as an appetizer or side dish with steamed rice. It is a soothing remedy to relieve sore throat. One of the best ways to use healthy mung split in your diet.

Instructions

  1. Wash moong dal (split mung beans). Add them to a pressure cooker container. Add 3 cups of water, chopped tomatoes, crushed ginger, turmeric powder, slit green chilies, and jaggery.
  2. Cook the mixture in the pressure cooker up to 4 whistles and simmer for 3 minutes. Turn off the heat.
  3. Open the cooker lid when the steam escapes completely. Take the container out. Pour the moong dal mixture to a deep bottomed pan or vessel.
  4. Heat it. Add 4 cups of water, lemon juice, and salt. Let the mixture boil for about 3 minutes. Turn off the heat.
  5. For the seasoning, heat ghee or coconut oil in a separate pan. Throw in the cumin seeds, curry leaves, garlic cloves, asafetida powder, and pepper powder. Saute the mixture until the garlic becomes brownish. Turn off the heat.
  6. Add the seasoning to the moong dal rasam. Mix well.
  7. Have this as a soothing appetizer or side dish with steamed rice. This dish helps to relieve some of the symptoms associated with cold and fever, such as losing the sense of taste, losing one's appetite, etc. It acts as an appetizer and a medicine.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 105
Calories from Fat9
% Daily Value *
Fat 1 g2%
Carbohydrates 16 g5%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 6 g12%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 12 mg1%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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